Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Doncaster and Lincoln square off against each other at Keepmoat Stadium on day 18 of the new League One campaign. The Donny aim to escape the relegation zone, and their display in a 1-1 draw with Crewe is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Tiago Cukur should continue to lead the line for the hosts despite failing to find the net in the last league match.
The 2021/2022 League One season, on the other hand, has been a mixed bag for the Imps, who sit in the 15th place ahead of the trip to Doncaster. Considering that Lincoln are not regarded as good travelers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Defender Adam Jackson, who limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town, is unlikely to feature for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
Highlighted Team (Lincoln):
Lincoln City are one of the oldest clubs competing in the League One as they were founded back in 1884. Lincoln City FC were established as an amateur association, but they turned professional in the 1891/1892 season.
Back then they played at John O’Gaunts stadium, but nowadays Sincil Bank is the club’s home ground. Sincil Bank was opened in 1895, holding up to 10,120 people. The club’s main colours are red, white and black, whilst the Imps wear green shirts and white shorts when playing on the road. Lincoln City and Mansfield Town are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but the Limps had some sort of local rivalry with Peterborough United, Hull City and York City as well.
Albert Iremonger (42 years and 312 days) is the oldest footballer to have played for the club, whilst Shane Nicholson (16 years and 112 days) is the youngest one. Lincoln City recorded a thrilling 9-1 victory over then local rivals Sleaford in their first game.